Large Turnout for Bishop Nicholas’s Book Launch

The Art of Worship

Nearly 80 people came to Sarum College to hear Bishop Nicholas Holtam speak about his book, The Art of Worship, on Thursday 27th October.

Copies of this and Bishop Holtam’s earlier book, A Room with a View: Ministry with the World at Your Door, are available in the Sarum College Bookshop in the Cathedral Close.

Room with a View: Ministry with the World at your DoorA Room with a View was published in 2008.

Buy the two books together for the discounted price of £21.

From the back cover of The Art of Worship:

Art can often take us outside ourselves, beyond our everyday concerns.  In The Art of Worship, the Revd Nicholas Holtam presents his favourite paintings from the National Gallery, London, alongside selected prayers, poems and quotations.  His thoughtful and often highly personal observations encourage private prayer, contemplation and meditation.

Many of these paintings illustrate Christian themes and familiar biblical stories, but there are also more unexpected choices, like Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando by Degas, and Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire. A rich resource for anyone seeking stillness, this book shows how art can be a powerful starting point for worship.

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